My mission to Mars
How I learned to love leading teams.
Early in my career I worked as an independent product designer and programmer. As projects got bigger and more clients arrived at my doorstep, it became clear I needed to get some help, so I started a company.
When I started the team-building process, I gathered advice from people I knew and respected. “Whoever you hire, make sure they can do the job better than you can and work hard to help them stay that way,” was the advice one mentor gave me. Years later, it's still some of the best advice I continue to follow.
Regardless of the role I play or size of team I'm leading, I work with talented individuals to build trust, outdo my abilities, and exceed my expectations. And trust, it turns out, begets trust, which in turn let's me continuously set the bar higher for myself and my team.